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Division on Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)

President: Mike Burton,
Deputy President: vacant

The Geochemistry-Mineralogy-Petrology-Volcanology division includes disciplines that are fundamental to, but not restricted to studies of the solid earth. Important themes include the nature, composition, structure of the Earth’s mantle; the composition, origin and evolution of the oceanic and continental crust; the formation and crystallization of magmas; the chemical compositions of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks; element transfer between the surface envelopes of the earth; volcanoes and volcanism. While most of these studies fall in the realm of fundamental research, studies of pollution in the surface or subsurface waters, the formation of ore deposits, and the environmental impact of volcanism are examples of more applied research.


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The GMPV division collaborates with the VGP division of the American Geophysical Union, and with professional societies like the European Association of Geochemistry and the European Mineralogical Union.

Are you looking for a job within the GMPV see the Job listing sub page here.

pallasite Join us for the EGU General Assembly 2016 in Vienna on the April 17-22, you can find the programme here, with the following topics:

  • GMPV1 – General Topics
  • GMPV2 – Geochemical cycles in the solid earth and solar system
  • GMPV3 – Core and mantle processes
  • GMPV4 – Melts, fluids and minerals
  • GMPV5 – Magmatic and volcanic processes
  • GMPV6 – Volcano monitoring and recent eruptions
  • GMPV7 – Natural Hazards Produced by Volcanic Activity
  • GMPV8 – Co-organized sessions

2016 GMPV Awards


Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal

The 2016 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal is awarded to Tetsuo Irifune for outstanding contributions in experimental high-pressure mineral physics and petrology, as well as pioneering developments in high-pressure technology.

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Outstanding Young Scientist Award

Outstanding Young Scientist Award

The 2016 Division Outstanding Young Scientists Award is awarded to Jackie E. Kendrick for an outstanding early career contribution to seismogenic processes and frictional melting in shallow magmatic conduits.

Read more here. 



Current issue of the EGU newsletter

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In just a couple of days, the meeting programme for the EGU 2017 General Assembly (23–28 April, Vienna) will be published online. If you have an abstract accepted to the meeting, you should receive your letter of schedule soon, too. Before then, make sure you enter the EGU Photo Competition (deadline 1 March) for a chance to win a free registration to next year's General Assembly.

For the first time, the EGU is offering a mentoring programme for novice conference attendees at its annual General Assembly to connect them with more experienced participants. The programme promises to be a rewarding experience for both mentees and mentors, so do consider signing up if you are either an early career scientist (ECS) or would like to mentor first timers!

For those interested in helping further the EGU outreach and ECS programmes, apply to be an ECS representative or be part of the EGU Outreach Committee. If you'd like to organise an EGU Galileo Conference, a meeting addressing a well-focused, cutting-edge topic at the frontier of geosciences research, this is your last chance to apply for funding from the EGU (deadline 28 February).

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